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View from the C-suite: Must do better

Investment agencies’ pitches often focus on the wrong issues and Europe must do more to gain high-tech FDI, Skype’s Sten Tamkivi, who also advises the government of Estonia on matters of it and innovation, tells Courtney Fingar

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Outsourcing goes into high gear

The past couple of years have witnessed a resurgence in the outsourcing industry. However, a process that was once little more than a cost-cutting exercise is now being driven by the need of companies of all sizes to add customer value and improve business efficiency. By Spencer Anderson

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Well grounded

Maintenance, repair and overhaul company Timco Aviation Services is picking up work from an increasingly international customer base, but it draws its strength from its roots in a supportive North Carolina city, as Karen E Thuermer discovers.

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Spreading the net

Open Text chief strategist Tom Jenkins tells Karen E Thuermer why the expansion of the internet/mobile software company is tied to universities.

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Geron Corporation works towards better medicine

US biotech company Geron Corporation has every reason to believe its work in stem cell and cancer research will be as groundbreaking as the Roslin Institute’s creation of cloned sheep dolly back in 1997.

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The US puts its foot down

The US is focusing its efforts on tax evasion with an innovative approach of taxing those foreign companies that withhold details of significant US shareholders, writes Michael M Lloyd.

New TI centre in Ireland

US-based Texas Instruments (TI), a semiconductor designer and manufacturer, has opened the Texas Instruments Cork Power Design Center in Cork, Ireland.

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Taking direction

China’s thriving manufacturing sector is a draw for foreign investors. However, choosing a location can be fraught with pitfalls without some guidance, writes Klaus Koehler.

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Solon shines

When German solar module maker Solon decided to expand beyond its European stronghold, Arizona’s abundance of sunshine, and the potential for growth in the sector in the US, made the location decision an easy one. Karen E Thuermer reports.

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Bearing fruit

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